Truck accidents are particularly dangerous – these 18 wheelers traveling at highway speeds can easily injure and kill if it crashes into your car. Due to the particular dangerousness of these vehicles, there are many laws and safety regulations to protect the public. Semi-trucks and trailers are suppose to pass rigorous inspections and the drivers are suppose to be well-trained and have limits on how long they can drive without sleep. Many times when a tractor-trailer is involved in a wreck, an inspection uncovers problems with the rig (e.g., worn-out brakes or brakes out of adjustment). It is also not uncommon to find that the truck drivers involved in wrecks are often found to be under rested and in violation of safety regulations. Trucking companies are sometimes pressed to find good drivers, so they put dangerous drivers behind the wheels. Other times the companies put scheduling demands on drivers that cannot be met without violating the laws that limit the number of hours a driver can be on duty. And sometimes trucking companies have been known to do the unthinkable – put a dangerous driver in a truck that can’t pass inspection and demand that the driver drive for more hours than allowed. When you or a loved one is hurt or killed by one of these trucks it is important to contact an attorney experienced in handling these types of matters: the Law Offices of Mark Peacock can help.
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